LIVE

    Brussow is top S15 tackler

    2012-04-10 11:17
    Rob Houwing, Sport24 chief writer

    Cape Town – South African loose forwards are excelling for their high tackle counts in the first few weeks of Super Rugby 2012.

    Three “loosies” from our neck of the woods feature among the top five customers for most tackles made after seven rounds of the competition – with the Cheetahs’ dynamic Springbok open-sider Heinrich Brussow leading the way.

    The nuggety No 6, according to statistics published in the Sydney Morning Herald on Tuesday, has made 112 tackles.

    He is hotly pursued by Marcell Coetzee, the Sharks youngster who continues to develop nicely in his maiden season at this level, with 109.

    Next comes the Force’s Zimbabwean-born fetcher David Pocock (102), with the Chiefs’ big lock Brodie Retallick lying fourth on 96.

    The log-leading Stormers have their own flag-carrier among the top five in this department, with Siya Kolisi sharing fifth position with another Chiefs player in Liam Messam (92 each).

    Industrious Coetzee hurt a shoulder in the Sharks’ disappointing loss to the Hurricanes and is reportedly in some doubt for the last tour game against the Blues in Auckland on Friday.

    Meanwhile Brussow ought to get the chance to build on his proud tackle count when the Cheetahs entertain the Chiefs in an important clash in Bloemfontein on Saturday – the home side will be doing compatriots the Stormers, in particular, a favour if they knock over the best-performing New Zealand outfit at present.

    Read News24’s Comments Policy

    24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

    Comment on this story
    25 comments
    Add your comment
    Comment 0 characters remaining
    Live Video Streaming
    • Blitz
      Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
    • SS1
      Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
    • SS2
      Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
    • SS3
      Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
    Video Highlights
    Sport Talk
    /Sport

    Fixtures

    01 May 2015
    • Highlanders v Sharks, Forsyth Barr Stadium 09:35
    • Brumbies v Waratahs, GIO Stadium 11:40
    02 May 2015
    • Blues v Force, Eden Park 07:30
    • Hurricanes v Crusaders, Westpac Stadium 09:35
    • Rebels v Chiefs, AAMI Park 11:40
    • Cheetahs v Stormers, Free State Stadium 17:05
    • Bulls v Lions, Loftus Versfeld 19:10
    08 May 2015
    • Crusaders v Reds, AMI Stadium 09:35
    • Rebels v Blues, AAMI Park 11:40

    Results

    26 April 2015
    25 April 2015
    24 April 2015
    18 April 2015
    17 April 2015
    11 April 2015
    10 April 2015
    04 April 2015
    03 April 2015
    28 March 2015
    27 March 2015
    22 March 2015
    21 March 2015
    20 March 2015
    14 March 2015
    13 March 2015
    07 March 2015
    06 March 2015
    28 February 2015
    27 February 2015
    21 February 2015
    20 February 2015
    15 February 2015
    14 February 2015
    13 February 2015

    Logs

    Rank Team P W Pts

    Opinion Poll

    The South African Conference is up for grabs after Round 9 of action. Who do you see finishing top when all is said and done?

    Monday Quiz Madness!

    TAKE THE QUIZ
    There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.